NJAMHAA Honors Behavioral Healthcare Providers, Legislators, Advocates and Media Representative 

April 19, 2018 - 

"NJAMHAA is proud to present Courage & Compassion Awards to frontline providers and organizational leaders who empower individuals to recover from mental illnesses and substance use disorders and, as a result, achieve their potential in many ways. They demonstrate leadership, compassion, talent and dedication that contribute tremendously to quality of life for the children and adults they serve," said Debra L. Wentz, PhD, President and CEO of NJAMHAA at the organization's recent awards reception. "I am equally delighted to recognize state and federal legislators and individuals in the media, as well as other spheres for their impactful initiatives that address providers’ abilities to deliver care and individuals’ access to services."

The following awards were presented:
* Assemblyman Daniel Benson, State Assembly Member of the Year
* U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Federal Leadership in Criminal Justice Reform (to be accepted by a staff member on his behalf)
* Senator Ronald Rice, State Senator of the Year (to be accepted by a staff member on his behalf)
* Kimberly Govak, Program Coordinator and Certified Recovery Support Practitioner, Center for Family Services’ Living Proof Recovery Center, Outstanding Peer Leadership
* Tamra Ackerman, Community Case Manager, Jewish Family Service & Children’s Center of Clifton/Passaic, Outstanding Direct Care Provider in Case Management
* Linda Mur, Associate Vice President of Adult Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Services, Center for Family Services, Outstanding Leadership in Substance Use Disorder Services
* Ray Castro, Director of Health Policy, New Jersey Policy Perspective, Excellence in Policy Research
* Jeremy Timberman, IT Production Specialist, NJAMHAA, Employee of the Year
* Kevin and Maryann Meara, Founders of City of Angels, Inspirational Role Models
* Katie Jennings, Reporter for Politico, Media and Government: Focus on Addictions
* Patricia Delgado, Senior Nursing Coordinator and Infection Control Officer, SERV Behavioral Health System, Outstanding Direct Care Provider in Nursing
* Carolyn Perry, Mental Health Services Director, Community Hope, Outstanding Leadership in Mental Health Services
* Carrier Clinic, Outstanding Provider
* Valerie Mielke, Assistant Commissioner, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Department of Health, State Leadership in Mental Health and Addiction Services



NJAMHAA Members Pay Discounted Rates!

Visit njamhaa.org to view our NJAMHAA Member Directory to see if your organization is a NJAMHAA member.  All employees of NJAMHAA member organizations receive the member rate to NJAMHAA events.

For a listing of NJAMHAA events, please visit njamhaa.org/events.

NJAMHAA Promotes Mental Health Awareness for National Minority Health Month
April 4, 2017 MERCERVILLE, NJ - Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that death rates for African Americans had fallen by 25% between 1999 and 2015. Earlier this year, President Donald Trump declared that unemployment for African-Americans and Hispanic A...
Dr. Elnahal, New Health Commissioner, to Keynote NJAMHAA’s Conference April 10th
NJAMHAA to Honor Assistant Commissioner Valerie Mielke, Applauds DOH Appointments Even before being sworn in today by Governor Phil Murphy as New Jersey's 21st Commissioner of the Department of Health (DOH), Dr. Shereef Elnahal agreed to present the keynote address, Creating Balance t...
NJAMHAA Advocates for State Budget to Strengthen the Community-Based Behavioral Healthcare System
March 30, 2018 The FY2019 New Jersey State Budget needs to include sufficient funding for the community-based behavioral healthcare system, which is contending with reduced capacity and increasing demand, as the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) ...
NJAMHAA Applauds Congress for Passing a Budget with Funding for Behavioral Health Services
Statement from Debra L. Wentz, PhD, President and CEO March 23, 2018 - Thanks to the relentless advocacy by the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA) and other partners and stakeholders nationwide, the federal omnibus spending bill includes b...
Governor’s Proposed State Budget Positive for Addressing the Opioid Crisis
March 13, 2018 Budget Needs to Strengthen the Foundation of the Community-Based Behavioral Health Care System Among a number of initiatives and investments to strengthen New Jersey and its residents, Governor Phil Murphy announced a $100 million investment to address the opioid epi...
Regional Forums Highlight Benefits of Membership, Aim to Increase Value
March 12, 2018 - Providers throughout the state who serve individuals with mental illnesses, substance use disorders, intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring disorders are invited to participate in Regional Membership Forums. • Discover the benefits of membership ...
NJAMHAA Applauds Creation of NJ CARES to Fight the Opioid Crisis
February 23, 2018 - The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA) applauds the creation of NJ CARES, the New Jersey Coordinator of Addiction Response and Enforcement Strategies, within the Office of the Attorney General to oversee efforts througho...
NJAMHAA and ComplyAssistant Partner to Help Members Keep Data Secure
February 5, 2018 - As compliance with data-security laws and regulations can be a costly endeavor, especially when data breaches occur, and as nonprofit organizations have become major targets for hackers, the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA...
NJAMHAA Applauds New Administration’s Commitment to Fight Opioid Crisis, Meet Housing Needs
January 16, 2018 The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA) extols Governor Phil Murphy for his inaugural address in which he expressed his commitment to continue the fight against the opioid crisis. NJAMHAA also applauds Lieutenant Governor She...
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week to Educate Youth and Promote Prevention
January 22, 2018 MERCERVILLE, NJ -The story of a New Jersey-born Pennsylvania State University fraternity pledge, who died from alcohol-related injuries in the beginning of last year, has been prominent in the news media for months, and now prosecutors are seeking criminal charg...
Powered by EggZack.com